The pressures of playing at home prove to be too much yet again for Arsenal as they again drop points from a winning position, this time to bottom of the table strugglers Crystal Palace. We’ll discuss un-winning mentalities, overuse the word “microcosm” and debate whether or not Gooners can be sent to Hell for wishing for a Sp*rs Premiership title before turning our attention to the good old days of Arsenal’s Invincibles, the shifting North American scouting network and how to get Arsene Wenger to write the foreword in your book with former Arsenal player and current Arsenal scout Danny Karbassiyoon, whose own account of highs and lows while playing for Arsenal are fleshed out in his new title The Arsenal Yankee, which comes out in early May.
Arsene Wenger’s squad embraces its inner Arsene Wenger squad as the Gunners throw away a golden lead at the Boleyn Ground and all but seal their Premiership fate. Helping us talk defense, attempt to spell defense and just get existential about the very possibility of any relationship between Arsenal and defense will be Sam Limbert of Sam’s Match Reports, plus the “Idiot Zone” explained, tips to dealing with abnormally tall men and Yellow Card Drought prize trivia…
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The rot continues in a demoralizing home loss to bottom-dwellers Swansea before Arsenal’s 10 men rally to salvage a point at White Heart Lane and earn a result that may just suggest there’s some fight left in them. Helping us search for midfield stability and discuss the positives evident in new signings and LANS’ alike will be returning guest Garry Bowman aka the Twin Cities Gooner, plus our new trivia will center around those FA Cup darlings Hull City (we get to play them again!) and we air our grievances with histrionic commentators…
Arsenal bomb out of two major crunch matches against an excellent Barcelona at home then a cut-rate Manchester United away to cast serious doubt over the squad’s collective leadership qualities, not to mention its title-winning credentials. Helping us gauge this squad’s comeback-ability, motivational sources and anything else that could possibly help them not completely implode will be friend of the show Martin Tomlinson, plus suggested alternatives to your usual dose of Arsenal negativity and some err, not-so positive Sp*rs assist prize trivia…
Arsenal get the business done against Dinamo Zagreb in midweek Champions League action before squandering some more valuable Premiership points as they let Norwich City draw level at Carrow Road.
Costly injuries, threadbare positional cover in certain areas and lackluster front lines — so all good things — are the topics du jour as we get Elliot Smith’s/Yankee Gunner’s thoughts on the last seven days of Arsenal craziness, plus we survey Ryan Bennett’s sad little slice of social media real estate and break out the “Knockout-Stage-Or-Bust” trivia contest…
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Upstate New York kicked off its inaugural GOONERFEST with tremendous fashion in Rochester, NY for this past weekend’s match against Stoke City on September 12th. Gooners from around the region (Rochester, Buffalo, Ithaca, and Syracuse) converged at one of Arsenal America’s newest officially backed establishments, Brickwood Grill. Brickwood’s instantaneous and whole-hearted embrace of the ROC Gooners this offseason was almost as significant as the acquisition of our newly beloved Petr Cech and his magic hat! It’s owner, Jeff, and his staff have been nothing short of fantastic in helping to promote and expand Rochester’s AA chapter, ROC Gooners. ROC Gooners quickly gave Brickwood an Arsenal makeover hanging a plethora of flags, scarves of other AA chapters from around the country, and, the piéce de resistance, a kit signed by The Invincibles that was generously donated by one of our own, Taggard Andrews. With Brickwood decked out in Arsenal colors, any Gooner that stumbles in would feel right at home upon entering its threshold.
GOONERFEST was destined to be a smashing success from the start. After last season’s visit to Buffalo, NY at Mes Que, the ROC Gooners brass was dead set on getting Upstate New York’s Gunner faithful together for an annual bash at our new home, Brickwood Grill. With two gigantic ROC Gooners flags adorning Brickwood’s front windows, you could feel the excitement by simply driving past on Monroe Avenue.
Brickwood’s mahogany walls rang with raucous songs that could have been heard at the Clock End in North London from the minute Gooners started piling in. Voices from 4 cities created a chorus urging on the Mighty Arsenal to a hard fought 2-0 victory over Stoke. Theo Walcott’s deft touch in the 31st resulted in an eruption of elation as many Gooners from across Upstate New York celebrated arm in arm. As the whistle signaled for halftime, the newly formed Upstate NY Gooner family gathered for a photo with the Arsenal America banner, the GOONERFEST banner, and scarves and other flags to document the joyous occasion. Once thrust onto social media by @ROCGooners, the “family portrait” was seen and quickly shared by none other than NBC Sports Network.
Throughout the match, several giveaways and specialty taps, including Fuller’s London Pride, ensured Gooners from all over left with more than a victory and a smile. Along with the giveaways, the ROC Gooners had t-shirts, stickers, scarves, pennants, and more available to any in need of ROC Gooners swag. As the second half came to a close, Olivier Giroud found the back of the net in the 85th and the Gooners of Upstate New York filled the air with songs of victory.
This epilogue would be remiss without mentioning the outstanding service and hospitality of Brickwood Grill and it’s staff. GOONERFEST would have remained a pipedream instead of a reality without them. Also, a special thank you to the Gooners of Buffalo, Syracuse, and Ithaca for making the trip to the Flower/Flour City in support of our beloved boys in red. ROC Gooners can’t wait for the next GOONERFEST!
Victoria Concordia Crescit.